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  • Today Our Website Was Attacked By The Meat No One Wanted... **Update***

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    I woke up this morning in a state of complete disarray. I was on the floor, with a tiny pillow- and I didn't recall falling asleep there. Must have conked out during the movie I was viewing last night on my PS2. Since my iPod was nearby, I picked... More
  • The Dragyn's Lair: The Devil's In The Details

    Hist inspired me with his recent blog about storytelling in video games. He brings up some good points about the limitations games have when trying to deliver a cohesive story. I agree with most of what he said. To continue the discussion, I'll be... More
  • A Man Named Coulton

    Back in 2007 when the original Portal came out on the Orange Box I was blown away by the innovative gameplay, unique story and characters, and mind-bending puzzles. I was also extremely impressed with the catchy ending theme song "Still Alive"... More
  • The Journey Man Reviews Ep. 2 Of XX: Jak 2

    (Since the spam blogs blocked out this post before it's time was up, I'm re posting it right after the spam ended so it will get it's full lifespan) welcome to (Uhh...seriously i need a name for it) review episode two! (You may begin your... More
  • What?

    What? I have a blog. Cool! Except I don't have anything to blog about. Never mind. More
  • Range: S2 Part 5

    Before we start, a couple notes. First, Drym commented on the last post asking for longer parts, so I wnt back to my reserve parts and revised and combined some. Ultimately, what was going to be 4 parts is now 3, and I'll try to maintain that length... More
  • Storytelling in video games - why it may never reach the level of books/movies

    Whenever the topic of "video games as art" comes up (and don't worry, I'm not really going there, as I hate that discussion), one of the aspects used to prove how games have become art is the expanded storytelling that many modern games... More
  • User Reviews make me laugh/cry

    I love GIO. I enjoy contributing to the site, interacting with the community, and helping members who have questions. However, there are two things that I really dislike about GIO. That being the User Review and Guide Sections. This blog is just going... More
  • In the Crosshairs: Surviving True Horror

    In this second installment of my series challenging video game convention, I planned to look at the survival horror genre and the extent to which a real world scenario can play a role. Then I heard about Japan … This is my fifth attempt at this... More
  • *UPDATE* Casting the Games: An Interview with Chris Puckett

    This is the third article in the Casting the Games series and it will spotlight none other than Chris Puckett (seen left casting at the recent MLG Dallas 2011 Pro Circuit event). If you are unversed in the world of competitive gaming, also known as e... More
  • Casting Call, Singular characters edition

    Casting Call, Singular Character Edition Does anyone remember GIO's old casting call series? Where they attempted to find the best actors to represent a series' characters? I for one found it enjoyable, but I also came to notice that that system... More
  • Assassins Creed: Brotherhood - More of the same, with some great additions as well

    A good assassin's job never ends, does it? That's what poor old Ezio Auditore, hero of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed 2 , must be thinking as the latest game in the franchise begins. Dubbed Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood , the game continues... More